Special Diets | 6 August 2015Trail Mix Energy Bars Share article facebook twitter google pinterest The best kinds of snacks are the ones that you can take on the go! These Trail Mix Energy Bars from Going Raw contain all natural ingredients that will give you the midday boost you need! They’re also versatile; change up the dried fruits, nuts, and seeds to easily customize the bar. These bars will surely be a fan favorite! Kids love these sticky, chunky bars. They’re great for athletes or for when you’re on the go. Makes 12 servings Soak time: 30 minutes Prep time: 20 minutes Drying time: 12 hours Ingredients 2/3 cup (87 g) dried apricots, soaked 30 minutes ¾ cup (109 g) Medjool dates 2 tablespoons (40 g) thick raw honey 1 tablespoon (15 ml) vanilla extract 1¼ cups (181 g) almonds, soaked 8–12 hours and dehydrated ¾ cup (60 g) shredded coconut ¾ cup (60 g) rolled oats ¾ cup (90 g) dried cranberries 1/3 cup (47 g) pumpkin seeds, soaked 4–6 hours and dehydrated ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1. Place the apricots, dates, honey, and vanilla in a food processor and blend until it becomes a paste. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides as needed. 2. Add the almonds, coconut, oats, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and salt and pulse several times until incorporated. Depending on the size of your food processor, you might have to do this in 2 batches. Don’t overprocess. It’s nice to see large pieces of fruit and nuts. 3. Press the mixture firmly into an 8 x 8-inch (20 x 20-cm) baking pan lined with parchment paper. 4. Put the pan in the dehydrator and dry at 110ºF (43ºC) for 6 hours. 5. Flip onto a mesh dehydrator tray and dry for another 6 hours. 6. Cut into desired-size pieces. Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, the energy bars will keep for 2 weeks. Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: In The UK: Go raw, get radiant, start a revolution! A raw-food diet is a healthful way to detox, clear up your skin, shed a few pounds, and feel radiant. But who has time to track down hard-to-find ingredients and whip up labor-intensive recipes every day? (Hint: not you!) So what’s the best way to start? Going Raw gives you everything you need to start enjoying the benefits of a raw-food lifestyle, all in this gorgeous guide. Judita Wignall’s Going Raw combines the flavor of a gourmet cookbook with everyday recipes that are practical for the real-world home chef. On the bonus online videos you’ll find tutorials for several raw-food techniques, including how to use a dehydrator, basic knife skills, slicing with a mandolin, and spiralizing vegetables. Inside you’ll find: Green Smoothies Berries and Cream Crepes Dandelion Salad Thai Green Bean Salad Herbed Cashew Hemp Cheese Broccoli and Mushrooms with Wild Rice Spaghetti Bolognese Asian Noodle “Stir Fry”Classic Veggie Pizza Coconut-Curry Samosas with Plum Chutney Orange-Chocolate Mousse Parfait Mexican Spiced Brownies Apple Cobbler with Maple Cream How to grow your own sprouts How to ferment kimchi and sauerkraut …and even 100% raw Ice Cream, Coconut Yogurt, and more! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.